Sponsor Spotlight

If you haven’t figured it out already, I LOVE people! I love spending time with old friends but I especially love meeting new ones! That’s one reason I love blogging so much…I make new friends & get to know them more and more everyday!

Today I am introducing to some of my absolute favorite bloggin’ gals! These fourlovely ladies have been hanging out on my sidebar for a while now, but it’s time you officially meet them! Click on over & show each of them some love today!

Flowers in my Hair


What’s your most prized possession?

My Bible. But my shallow answer is a Capri Blue Volcano candle…It’s my Oprah gift, as in, if I had the money of Oprah I would be on the streets yelling: “You’re getting a candle! And you’re getting a candle!”

What book(s) are you reading this summer? What am I not reading this summer? I go through 1-2 books a week. I just love to read. Right now I am finishing Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche’s Americanah. It’s amazing. I can’t wait to blog about it. 😉

Most memorable Vacation: Mexico with two of my best friends my senior year of college. It was a miracle it ever happened and we laughed and talked and laughed and swam with dolphins. I love adventures and those are two of my favorite co-adventurers.

Funniest Joke you’ve heard lately: My four year old sister asking if she could pray for me and then saying, “Dear Heavenlee Fader. Thank you to the baker who is making Frozen cake. Thank you to Mommy and Daddy for letting me having a Frozen birfday party. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.” Um. By the way, her birthday isn’t until the middle of the summer. 


Oh, Simple Thoughts


What’s your most prized possession?

This is really tough. I am a total sentimental girl, I save everything. I even have a little dried wildflower in my wallet that my husband (then boyfriend) made into a ring for me on one of our first dates! But my most prized possession would probably be my keepsake boxes. These boxes are packed full of encouraging notes, pictures, recipes written in my grandmother’s own hand…it is all a bunch of paper, but those boxes mean so much to me. 

What book(s) are you reading this summer?

Right now I am reading “One Thousand Gifts” By Ann Voskamp, and it is blowing my mind. I have fallen in love with this book. It has inspired me in several ways, and is the motivation behind my “Gratitude Journal” that I am keeping now!

Most memorable Vacation: Probably the camping trip that my husband and I went on this past Valentine’s Day. It was snowing, and rainy, and freezing, so we decided to rent a yurt (a furnished teepee) and had so much fun. We went hiking, made our own meals over the fire that we also made. It was just such a great trip with so many memories made!

Funniest Joke you’ve heard lately: Well, we have a 5 year old and a 3 year old in our church small group so we hear a lot of “funny” jokes…funny to a 3 year old often doesn’t even make sense to an adult. BUT their mom has a Twitter that she uses to tweet all the funny things they say…so here is one that had me rolling lately, Mom: “What should I do when all my kids are old enough to go to school?” 5 year old: “Get a JOB!” Mom: “What kind of job should I do?” 3 year old: “Laundry!” Cracks me up every time


Lisa Loves John


What’s your most prized possession?  
This one is tough! I have many things in the running, but I would have to say a blanket that my grandmother quilted for me when I was younger.  There are cats all over it (I was/am a crazy cat lady – so it works perfectly) and my grandma incorporated buttons from my grandfather’s Navy uniform on it.  I absolutely love everything about this blanket!
What book(s) are you reading this summer?  
It is pretty shameful how little I read, and it seems like the majority of my reading comes in the form of Bible studies, buttttt… there is one book on my summer to-read list!  The Golden Apple… the book was actually written by a very sweet friend of mine, and I am very much looking forward to sitting down some day soon and reading it.
Most memorable Vacation: Hands down, my most memorable vacation was my honeymoon.  John and I went to Riviera Maya, and it was perfect amounts adventure and relaxation.  We went deep sea fishing and snorkeling, but also made sure to get our fair share of food and fruity drinks!
Funniest Joke you’ve heard lately: (Warning: this joke is not funny, nor does it really make sense unless someone explains it; however, my husband’s delivery of it is hysterical… “Babe, this is a great joke.”)  Three logicians walk into a bar.  Bartender says, do the three of you want a drink?  The first one says I don’t know.  The second one says says I don’t know.  The third one says… Yes!


Oh, Taste & See


What’s your most prized possession?

My Bible. Within its pages are my notes, prayers, highlights, underlines, and washi tape place markers. All show me where I have been– the lessons the Lord has taught me and I am continuing to learn. When I really started searching and studying Scripture with a desire to grow deeper in my relationship with Christ, the joy and peace and thankfulness and love I have experienced is indescribable. 

What book(s) are you reading this summer?

Well I just finished the Divergent Trilogy. Whew! What a series! I definitely let myself get WAY too emotionally invested in those books! I just started The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks. A few on my list to read are: The Fault in Our Stars, Gone with the Wind, Pride and Prejudice, Grain Brain, and The Chronicles of Narnia. 

Most Memorable Vacation: Well since our 2nd anniversary is coming up in July, I’ve been thinking back to our wedding day and honeymoon a lot lately! We honeymooned in Playa del Carmen, Mexico (right outside Cancun) and it was absolutely amazing! We had the best time exploring our beautiful resort, Secrets at Maroma Beach. We went snorkeling, took a cocktail making class, made some new friends, went on a tour of the resort kitchen, relaxed on the beach, watched some neat shows, and had a blast! We had a goal to eat at every restaurant on the property while we were there. One night, we were so hungry we went had supper twice at two different restaurants! It was such a memorable week full of love, fun, and relaxation! 

Funniest Joke you’ve heard lately:  I love e-cards… Some can be a quite inappropriate but some can be so funny! A friend shared this one with me the other day because we were talking about how anytime you look up a health issue online, it becomes a much bigger deal! 



To learn more about each sponsor, click on over & get to know them on their blogs! If you’re interested in partnering with me, visit my sponsorship page for all the details.

I am also looking for a few guest bloggers to be featured on Frankly My Dear in July! I am leaving for China in just a few short weeks & most definitely want to fill this space with some great posts. If you’re interested in guest posting, please email me so we can get something lined up. Can’t wait to hear from you!

Frankly my dear…make new friends!

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  1. Lisa Loves John
    March 7, 2019 / 2:00 pm

    Yay!! Thanks for the spotlight, girlfriend! I have very much loved hanging out on your sidebar 🙂 🙂

  2. Zoe {The Latina Lens}
    March 7, 2019 / 2:00 pm

    Thanks for introducing me to great new blogs to read!

  3. Nina @ Flowers in my Hair
    March 7, 2019 / 2:09 pm

    Thanks for the spotlight. And I adore all these women.

  4. Lisa Loves John
    June 23, 2014 / 6:42 pm

    Yay!! Thanks for the spotlight, girlfriend! I have very much loved hanging out on your sidebar 🙂 🙂

  5. Zoe {The Latina Lens}
    June 23, 2014 / 8:29 pm

    Thanks for introducing me to great new blogs to read!

  6. Nina @ Flowers in my Hair
    June 23, 2014 / 8:44 pm

    Thanks for the spotlight. And I adore all these women.

  7. Heather
    March 7, 2019 / 2:09 pm

    Such fantastic blogs! Thanks for spotlighting them :)Heather | Port City Prescription

  8. Heather
    June 24, 2014 / 2:14 pm

    Such fantastic blogs! Thanks for spotlighting them :)Heather | Port City Prescription